March 2019 Walt Disney World Refurbishments
For those heading to Walt Disney World this month, here is a list of temporary closures and refurbishments that you’ll want to be aware of. So take note and adjust your park itineraries accordingly!
- Monorail -ongoing
The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form or transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.
- Walt Disney World Railroad – Main Street, U.S.A.-ongoing
- Tomorrowland Speedway-through May 2019
- Caseys Splash Pad- OnGoing
- None at this time
Disney’s Hollywood Studio
- Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage- reopens March 9th, 2019
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
- Kali River Rapids– reopens late March 2019
- Rafiki’s Planet Watch
Starting October 21, 2018, Rafiki’s Planet Watch and Wildlife Express will be unavailable to Guests. In the meantime, our world-class animal care will still continue behind the scenes. Please check back for updates.
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Closed for refurbishments
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Big Blue Pool -Mid-September 2020 – Mid-December 2020
The Big Blue Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, other pool and recreation offerings will remain open-including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground. Noise may be heard while this work is being completed, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Beaches & Cream Soda Shop– Closes August- Winter 2019
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- General Construction/Rooms Refurbishment -ongoing
During this time, amenities including dining locations (such as the newly reimagined Rix Sports Bar and Grill) and merchandise locations, pools, La Vida Health Club with the spa and salon, and recreation activities such as beach volleyball, Iguana Arcade, Movies Under the Stars and more, will remain available. Please note that noise will be heard while our Resort is undergoing refurbishments, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms prior to 9:00am daily.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Hippy Dippy Pool -Early Spring 2020
The Hippy Dippy Pool is scheduled to be closed for refurbishment. During this time, Guests can use the Bowling Pool, Computer Pool and the kiddie pool. Also, Movies Under the Stars will be offered in an alternate location. Guests may notice construction noise while this refurbishment is underway, but the noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.
We have embarked on creating a new transportation system, Disney Skyliner, which will give Guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort while traveling via gondolas. During this time construction noise may be seen or heard throughout the resort, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9am.
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Heather is the Site Manager for Chip and Co, mom of 3, and a WDW Annual Passholder. From the frozen tundra of Buffalo, NY Heather manages the writers of Chip and Co and helps Chip with his plans of world domination(not in that order).
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